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Verizon accepting pre-orders for Moto 360 with metal bands

If you’re one of those who can’t wait to have Motorola’s first Android Wear smartwatch with its metal bands before anyone else, then you better switch (or stay) on over to Verizon. The US carrier is now accepting pre-orders for the highly vaulted Moto 360 with metal straps, ahead of the estimated fall official release. The round smartwatch has been teasing us for the past months with various leaks and rumors, and its unveiling at the IFA 2014 has made it a must-have accessory for the tech savvy.

Moto E, Moto G can now enjoy multiboot goodness

Multiboot refers to an Android device’s capability housing multiple operating systems and being able to boot to whichever you choose or that one that fits your current fancy. This is a very cool capability – although not featured in most devices for practical and business reasons – and one of the tools you can use for this is MultiROM, made by XDA developer “Tassadar”. This cool capability has now been tested on Motorola’s budget device the Moto E, as well as the older version of the Moto G (not the one recently announced at IFA 2014).

Moto Voice: more control over device through spoken commands

Swiping and typing on your smartphone is so like 3 years ago. As more people begin to discover the joy of ordering your device around through the power of speaking, OEMs will continue to develop better voice controls for their smartphones and tablets. Motorola has now renamed and revamped Touchless Control into Moto Voice, and it will now work with the Japanese tech company’s recently announced new devices like the Moto X (2nd generation) and the Moto Hint.

New features might trickle down to old Moto X, G users

Motorola’s Vice President of Product Management Punit Soni may have just given a lifeline to those who own last year’s variant of the Moto X and the Moto G. With the launch of the new Moto X at IFA 2014, we’re seeing a lot of new features to the brand spanking new upgrade – but there is hope for the old Moto X (and possibly Moto G) yet.

The new Moto X builds on an already successful device

Specs for the new Moto X, back then called X+1 or even X2, have already been leaked and some of them even came true. But it is only when you get the bigger picture that you are able to see how all of those fall into place. Now that we've got our eyes and hands on with the new flagship, we can safely say that Motorola has another winner in the making.